Awards

May 2018

Students

Olivia Godfrey received the William and Ida Friday Award honoring outstanding service to the community and the Manly E. Wright Award for top academics.

Tim Hussey, outgoing Student Government Association president, received the A.C. Reynolds Award and Thomas D. Reynolds Prize for his outstanding service to the campus community.

Faculty

Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching: Bert Holmes, the Carson Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award: Nancy Ruppert, chair and professor of education

Distinguished Scholarship or Creativity Awards: Evan Gurney, assistant professor of English; Susan Clark Muntean, assistant professor of management

Distinguished Service Awards: Marietta Cameron, chair and associate professor of computer science; Amy Lanou, professor of health and wellness

Ruth and Leon Feldman Award for Service: Ellen Pearson, professor of history

Ruth and Leon Feldman Award for Scholarly and Creative Work: Leah Mathews, professor of economics, Interdisciplinary Distinguished Professor of the Mountain South

Award for Teaching Excellence in Humanities: Marcus Harvey, assistant professor of religious studies

Award for Teaching Excellence in Natural Sciences: James Perkins, assistant professor of physics

Award for Teaching Excellence in Social Sciences: Jason Wingert, interim chair and associate professor of health and wellness

Award for Teaching Excellence in University Programs: Renuka Gusain, humanities lecturer

Award for Excellent Teaching by Untenured Faculty: Regine Criser, assistant professor of German

Award for Excellent Teaching by Part-Time Faculty: Barbara Duncan, adjunct instructor of Cherokee

Honorary Degree Recipients

Doctor of Humane Letters: William J. Murdock, co-founder and CEO of Eblen Charities and the Eblen Center for Social Enterprise

Doctor of Humane Letters: Etta Whitner Patterson, civil rights activist and the first black student admitted to UNC Asheville’s predecessor institution, Asheville-Biltmore College

Doctor of Fine Arts: S. Tucker Cooke, professor emeritus of art at UNC Asheville

Read more about our honorary degree recipients.